Thursday, 7 March 2013
W.J.Crawfords third book about his experiments with Kathleen Goligher resp. the Goligher Circle is one of the most intruiging and bewildering masterpieces of Occult Literature. Crawford was Lecturer for mechanical engineering in The Municipal Technical Institute, Belfast and Extra-Mural Lecturer in Queens University, Belfast. Between 1917 and 1920 he considered himself 'going some way towards discovering the 'psychic' laws behind telekinesis phenomena'.
Unfortunately Crawford committed suicide when "Psychic Structures" was just about to be published in 1920...
Crawford believed to have found a lot of evidence for the claim, that the mediums entranced body extrudes a 'cantilever', a pseudo-limb supporting, resp.causing - with mechanical characteristics - the many levitational phenomena the circle did produce, mainly the full levitation of the table...
Crawfords experimental settings repeatedly lead him to the conclusion that these "pseudopodias" grew from the mediums body, in Kathleens case mainly from her feet, to leave imprints in the clay, Crawford located between the medium and the focus-objects (f.e. table)
These pseudo-limbs, as odd as they may appear to us, were several times observed also with other physical mediums, like Eusapia Paladino. Her pseudo limbs seemed to do the same as Kathleens and grew mostly from Eusapias shoulder. The research pioneer Schrenck-Notzing describes vividly how he several times touched along this third upperlimb. Eusapia also sometimes had another pseudopodia under her dress, so to speak a third leg...
When protruding all the different materials, when growing from the body, these 'psychic rods' seemed to overtake or mimic partly or fully the surface-structure of the materials they went through and transferred their structural look onto the clay - a mind-boggling fact...!
...like in this photographed instance. Note the fully flat end of the white substance, coming from the shoes of Kathleen...
With the publishing of his third book Crawfords psyche was harshly negatively affected - Crawford suffered heavily under depression. To those who talked to him shortly before his death, he made clear, that it wasn t his involvement to be responsible for his state of mind, in the contrary: "I have been struck down mentally. I was perfectly all right up to a few weeks ago. It is not the psychic work. I enjoyed it too well. I am thankful to say that the work will stand. It is too thoroughly done for any material loopholes to be left."
'The Psychic Structures at the Goligher Circle' is and stays
A MASTERPIECE OF THE OCCULT LITERATURE!
Tuesday, 5 March 2013
THE SAN PEDRO POLTERGEIST DISTURBANCES - One of the best documented Poltergeist Cases ever (with 80 min video-documentary)
|Dr. Barry Taff, Barry Conrad, Jackie Hernandez and two neighbours listen terrified to the pounding sounds coming from the attic, Conrad had just left....|
The San Pedro Poltergeist Case counts to the best documented of its kind. A professional team of Parapsychologists around Dr. Barry Taff investigated the case thoroughly and two TV Videographers made friendship with the concerned mother Jackie Hernandez, who stood in the focus of the disturbances and recorded a bunch of interesting phenomenal occurrences!
The case from the early 80ies was startling and terrifying and united the most typical characteristics these cases mostly have: Unnerving sound phenomena (poundings and raps), light phenomena, tactile sensations, apparitions, smells, attacks and a lot more.
|Jackie Hernandez, strongly nervly affected by the permanent ongoings...|
They documented not only the start of the investigation and recorded many of the visual and audible paranormal effects, but accompanied Jackie after she had fled San Pedro and followed the ongoings further, than anybody else.
|The mysterious appearance of unexplained liquids at the most unbelievable places is typical for Poltergeist cases. The liquid, that oozed from the walls in San Pedro was analyzed at a laboratory with an outcome nobody would have ever expected...|
Dr. Barry Taff, who was involved in the famous "Doris Bither-" or "Entity-"case, investigated the most weird things during his investigation in the Hernandez house: shortly after his involvement and acquaintance with many of the poltergeist-effects, besides the regular foul smell in the house, a mysterious liquid started to drip from many walls and cabinets. The liquid came in huge volumes, was light brown and one of the substances that were tested in a laboratory. The laboratory findings were unbelievable and extraordinary!
Liquids are another typicum in Poltergeist cases. In Jackies case more liquids flew from light switches and power sockets during the Poltergeist was very active!
For years only snippets and short excerpts of all the recorded materials were only available until Conrad started to tell the whole story showing all the relevant material that was shot during the time in a 80 min documentary: